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SOC 001, Lecture 4, January 29

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SOC 001
Beth Mintz

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January 29 Lecture 4 Independent variable – the cause in a causal hypothesis Dependent Variable – the “effect” in a causal variable Studying “causes” better grades TV Violence “causes” aggression in children Confounding Variable – hidden or lurking variable that can cause a perceived relationship between the independent and dependent variable Spurious relationship – a relationship in which two variables appear to be related, but are in fact both caused by a third, “confounding” variable”. Zimbardo “prison” experiment  “after observing our simulated prison for only six days, we could understand how prisons dehumanize people, turning them into objects and instilling in them feelings of ho
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